• A friend of mine is a Marvel nerd, and he really didn’t like Ant-Man. He admits that, thinking objectively, it’s a decent movie, but having known the story of Ant-Man from the comics, he came into watching the cinematic adaptation with a number of expectations, and was disappointed when it didn’t live up to them.

    But I absolutely loved Ant-Man. I had no idea what to expect, I just came for entertainment, and it delivered. The humour especially. Though I agree that this movie seemed suspiciously similar to Iron Man (even down to the main villains’ lack of hair!), but that’s probably my only qualm about it.

    And that particular CGI sequence near the end? Mindblowing! I’ve always wanted to see such a thing visualised, so it was a very pleasant surprise. Perhaps it wasn’t very realistic (even for sci-fi), but I found myself unable to care. It was just too cool.

  • Deus Ex Machina

    Despite being a HUGE Marvel fan, I wasn’t expecting much from this one. I got quite worried when the first trailer came out and braced myself for a bomb. Maybe it was because I had such low expectations, or maybe it was just that good, but I loved this movie. Sure, it had the odd hiccup here or there, but on the whole it was fantastic.

    I particularly liked that the story wasn’t too big (no pun intended). The final scenes weren’t about battling huge armies, destroying cities and saving the universe. It was two tiny men fighting in a child’s bedroom. The big epic final battle scenes are nice and all, but I want more like this please Marvel.